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dozens of wild and dangerous animals escape from a preserve in eastern ohio. >> grizzly bears and black bears there. there were cheetahs and lions and tigers. sin city showdown. tempers flare at the republican las vegas debate. >> would you please wait? are you just going to keep talking? will you let me finish with what i have to say? and air scare. terror in the sky over colorado. captioning funded by cbs
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this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 19 good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. in eastern ohio, dangerous wild animals are on the loose and authorities are trying to hunted them down. dozen of animals, including lions, tigers, bears and wolves escaped from a wildlife preserve in zanesville. school districts have canceled classes. >> wild animals. wild animals that you would see on tv in africa. right now, we are shooting to kill. >> deputies hunted the animals through the night. at last word, more than half had been killed but there could be a dozen or more still on the loose. staffers from the columbus zoo are also on the scene hoping to
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tranquilize and capture the animals without killing them. >> there were grizzly bears and black bears there and there were cheetahs and there were tigers. >> reporter: the animals at the musk muskingum farm were left open. the owner was found dead inside when authorities came to check on reports of animals roaming free. police did not comment how he died but did say several aggressive animals were nearby. >> from being here in the past, mr. thompson has brought all types of animals in here. we have dealt with this situation for a very long time and all kinds of animals here, of all ages. >> reporter: with the potential to be deadly and dangerous? >> yes, high potential. >> ohio has some of the nation's weakest restrictions of keeping exotic animals and homes. let's get you now to politics. the republican presidential race has taken an aggressive turn. after the last night's debate in las vegas, front runners mitt
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romney and herman cain came under attack and it government nasty when rick perry accused romney of hiring illegal immigrants of working on his lawn. >> the idea you can sit here and talk to any of us having an immigration issue is beyond me. >> we hired a lawn company to mow our lawn and they had illegal immigrants who were working there. when that was pointed out to us, we let them go and we -- you have a problem with not allowing someone to finish speaking and i suggest if you want to be president of the united states you got to let both people first, so, please, let me speak. >> got a little testy there. susan mcginnis is in washington. what is the latest on all of this? got a little nasty during that debate. >> it certainly did they went at it last night with only ten weeks to go before the iowa caucuses it's pretty clear the
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gop presidential hopefuls are doing everything they can to stand out. >> reporter: all bets were off as the republican candidates went head-to-head. >> rick, i'm speaking. i'm speaking, i'm speaking. >> a tough couple of debates for rick and i understand that. so you're going to get -- you're going to get testy. >> reporter: the debate heated up last night as texas governor rick perry and former massachusetts governor mitt romney clashed over illegal immigration. >> mitt, you lose all of your standing for my perspective because you hired illegals in your home and you knew about it for a year. >> if there is someone who has a record as governor wraith regar illegal immigration that doesn't stand up to muster, it's you. >> reporter: all of the candidates zeroed in on another big challenger, georgia businessman herman cain. >> herm, i love you, brother, but you don't have to have a big
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analysis to figure this out. >> reporter: they blasted his 9-9-9 plan. >> there is a clear contrast whoever they nominate and their vision where they need to take the country and where i believe we need to take the country. >> reporter: the president wraps up his three-day bus tour today in virginia. another opportunity for this group to interact comes in three weeks. . the next debate is november 9th in michigan that will focus on the economy, jobs, the deficit and taxes. >> susan mcginnis in washington, thank you. police in philadelphia have taken ten people into protective custody in connection with the case of four people who were locked in a basement.
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the four victims were held in what authorities say was a scam to steal their social security payments. investigators found dozens of identification cards in the home and now believe there may be as many as 50 more victims. three suspects remain in jail. the six juveniles and four adults taken into custody are either related to either the victims or the suspects. an aapparent tornado struck over florida last night. the storm touched down north of ft. lauderdale. several homes were damaged but no reports of injuries. the apparent twister was part of a large weather system extending from the mississippi river to the atlantic and now moving north up the coast. heavy rain and possible flooding of wind gusts up to 50 miles an hour should reach new england by tonight. overseas, it is reported that turkish commandos backed by jets and helicopter gunships moved into northern iraq there this morning and chasing people.
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the turkish troops are said to have advanced about 2 and a half miles into the region known as kurdishstan. good news for social security recipients and update for stocks in asia. ashley morrison is here in new york with that and more. good morning, ash all right. good morning to you, betty. asian markets rose today. japan's nikkei edged up a fraction while hong kong's hang seng was up more than 1%. today wall street the latest on the housing market and more academic data from the fed. the dow closed up 180 points, while the nasdaq added 42. now to the good news for social security recipients. today, the government is expected to announce a cola, a cost of living adjustment by about 3.5%. the first increase since 2009. seniors receiving the average benefit of $1,082 a month will get an extra $37.84.
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a rare earnings disappointment from apple. after the closing bell the company said sales and profits missed estimates last quarter as the company sold fewer iphones. analysts say many people held off on their phone purchases until the release of the iphone 4s this month. if you were thinking to heading to the apple store to getting a phone or anything else. all apple locations will close several hours today so employees can take part in an online memorial tribute to steve jobs. the recently introduced s.e.c. plan warned cell phone customers when they are near their monthly limits comes a little bit late for one florida family. this lady thought there must be some mistake when she got a bill for 200,000 but it was for real. she shares a plan with her two brothers are are cave and mute and depend on texting.
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t-mobile has since reduced the bill to $2,500. a big reduction. >> yes. ashley morrison, thank. just ahead this morning a warning of parents of young children about television. a murder confession left by someone unknown. this is the "cbs morning news." booking a flight by itself is an uh-oh. see if we can "stitch" together a better deal. that's a hint, antoine. ooh! see what anandra did? booking your flight and hotel at the same time gets you prices hotels and airlines won't let expedia show separately. book it. major wow factor! where you book matters. expedia.
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of cranberry juice. we have a winner. police in kansas city say they need more information from the parents of missing baby lisa. 10-month-old lisa irwin was reported missing on october 4th by her parents, debra bradley and jeremy irwin. police say the parents have not talked to investigators for ten days and are not cooperating. authorities say they need answers that only the parents can give them. they have obtained a warrant to search the family home. in health news, pediatricians have said it before and they are saying it again. watching television is harmful to the developing minds of babies and young children.
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dr. jon lapook has the story. >> we are going to play mickey mouse clubhouse. are you ready? >> yeah. >> reporter: when it comes to television and her 2-year-old son ari, nila believes less is more. she allows just 20 minutes a day. >> it kind of turns off their brain a little bit. they are not actually having to think. they are not actually having to experience and learn things. >> reporter: the american academy of pediatrics says no proven benefit of television for kids under the age of 2. in fact, in this age group, tv is linked to short-term language delays and possible attention issues. research also suggests television watched by adults can distract children playing in the same room. dr. lawyer a janice serves on the committee that studied the issue. >> the fact of the matter there is no proven occasion educationt for children under the age of 2. >> reporter: it's unclear whether it harms the developing brain but the panel experts say at the very least, it takes away
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time better spent interacting with the real world. >> children, very young children and even older children, learn better and do better with three-dimensional interactives. i'm not talking about three-dimensional movies. i'm talking about three-dimensional conversations with their parents, adults, their caregivers. >> reporter: $5 billion industry in 2004 with a hundred million spent on developmental videos targeted infants and children. dr. jon look pook, cbs news, new york. now for a murder mystery near buffalo, new york. a homeowner found a murder confession monday in the electrical circuit breaker box in his house. the note dated in 2003 says, quote, i have committed the ultimate crime against humanity, the tag of another's life. it says the body is buried under the concrete floor in the bedroom closet.
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>> it sounded real. it didn't sound like a kid playing a prank, hey, there is a body in your closet. he talked about cleansing his soul from god, she needs to be found, she needs to be identified, her family needs to be informed. >> reporter: police plan to rip up the carpet and take a closer look at the closet floor. we will stay on top of that story. in the meantime, straight ahe ahead, your wednesday morning weather. carson palmer is a bengal no more. ah looks like somebody's a winner. ha, not me! cause shipping is a hassle. different states, different rates. not with priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service, if it fits it ships anywhere in the country for a low flat rate. so shipping for the chess champ in charleston is the same as shipping for the football phenom in philly? yep. so i win! actually, i think you deserve this. no, i deserve this. wow, got one of those with a mailman on top? priority mail flat rate shipping starts at just $4.95, only from the postal service. a simpler way to ship.
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here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. time now for a check on the national forecast. the latest satellite picture shows thunderstorms from florida to michigan. west of the mississippi, it's clear all the way to the west coast. later today, soaking rain and strong winds from the great lakes to the east coast. the storm system will reach new england by the end of the day and chilly canadian air is moving into the plains. in sports, cincinnati bengals have traded quarterback carson palmer to the oakland raiders. after seven disappointing seasons with the bengals, palmer refuse to do play this year. he demanded a trade but the team refused, well, until now. oakland's quarterback was
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injured on sunday and the raiders offered first and second round draft picks for palmer. the nba labor talks went into overtime yesterday as the league and the players union struggle to save the season, but after 16 hours, they called it a night and will resume this morning with a federal mediator. the world series starts tonight in st. louis. the national league champion cardinals and the american league texas rangers worked out at busch stadium. pitchers for the boston red sox are denying a report about beer drinking in the dugout during this year's disappointing season. one starter, jon lester, admit he ate chicken and drank beer in the clubhouse along with john lackey and josh beckett. boston suffered a historic september collapse to end the season and miss the playoffs when we return, another look at this morning's top stories. and he is just looking for a
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on the "cbs morning news," here's a look at today's weather. the two storm systems in the eastern half of nation will merge and strengthen and bring rain to the great lakes and the east coast. west of the storms, sunny weather will extend all the way to the west coast. here is another look at this morning's top stories. authorities in zanesville, ohio, are hunting dozens of wild animals, including grizzly bears, tigers and lions allowed to escape from an animal preserve. area residents have been told to stay indoors. at last night's republican debate in las vegas, herman cin's tax plan came under attack and there were heated exchanges between mitt romney and rick perry. a follow-up now on that
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ailing american engineer who was evacuated from the u.s. science station at the south pole. since arriving in new zealand on monday, renee-nicole douceur and doctors confirmed she did suffer a stroke back in august. she is expected to recover, though, perhaps not 100%. a computer glitch made for some tense moments aboard a frontier airlines flight over colorado last week and it was caught on video. rick sallinger of her denver station has the store yooi j last friday who frontier flight left denver for las vegas and they were somewhere over luedville when the problem developed. at 36,000 feet, the air consist bus had an on-board computer malfunction. the oxygen masks dropped due to a slow loss of pressure. some passengers could be heard crying. andrew voss of wisconsin recorded this video. he recalled his ordeal for us.
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>> people crying. people getting really hyperventilating and then after we got out of the mountains, they announced that there was a cab bin pressure failure. >> reporter: frontier spokesman issued a statement saying while this was a frightening event for many passengers on the flight no rapid decompression in the cabin or structural damage to the aircraft. the passengers and crew were never in danger. the plane and its passengers returned safely to denver. >> that was rick saling ger of kcnc in denver reporter. it must have seemed like a buffet to a little brown bear cub in southern alaska. he wandered into a grocery store and it was all caught on cell phone video. as he took a stroll among the lettuce, the cabbage, the carats. look at him go. but he didn't have time to enjoy the feast. a man just walked up and grabbed
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him and later set him free. hopeful to find his ma ma. at least he got a meal out of it. this morning, on "the early show," the ever popular south beach diet. why still a weight loss favorite. i'm betty nguyen. and this is the "cbs morning news." it feels totally different from regular toothpaste. new pronamel iso-active is a toothpaste in a can. it starts off as a gel... transforms into a foam and actually surrounds your teeth. it gets into all those nooks and crannies. dentists recommend pronamel. pronamel iso-active re-hardens the enamel that's been softened by acid you're consuming. acid doesn't just affect our front or back teeth but the whole tooth. pronamel iso-active helps protect against the effects of acid erosion.
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i'm andrea roane. here's monika santani. >> i'm awake. you need the rain gear, and maybe later this afternoon we may be talking about severe weather. because there will be a threat as the cold front gets closer. starting you also with the day planner, as usual. it is a wet one. we have showers out there now. we'll have rain at times. mid-60s at noon. highs today near 70 with a 5:00 p.m. temperature near 67. the threat later on of thunderstorms. look at the satellite radar. you see this batch of moisture that has moved in on top of us. out at the shenandoah valley, you are dry so far. another run of showers and storms in ten -- in kentucky and ohio. there are the showers. some of them heavy from baltimore right up and down the i-95 corridor, through dc, through south of town, in areas
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like quantico and dale city and woodbridge, pennsylvania. up toward areas just outside of dc, in arlington and mcclain, seeing some of the heavier showers and some of this yellow area across areas in southwestern prince georges county. the temperatures in the 60s with wet roads. here's monika, with more. >> give yourself a few extra minutes to deal with the conditions. and also, we have had an overnight incident down in huntington, right here a pole down. it happened just before midnight, south kingshighway at route one. i was on the phone with julie. she is a supervisor, she told me the pole went down across the road. they are waiting on virginia power to come in. you can get through but i suggest route one or telegraph road as your alternate. expect it heavier than normal here south of the beltway. here's what it looks like 95 at
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back lake road coming up to the 14th street bridge, you are going to be okay. the wilson bridge no problems here or the other way. coming up, i'll update you on the situation in huntington in my next report. thank you monika. police are expected to release new details on the first degree murder in the death of jessica wynn. she was stabbed to death on may 31st. >> there hasn't been a whole lot of information provided. >> reporter: until now, nearly four months after the gruesome murder. >> it is good they finally found a suspect. >> reporter: the suspect is 42-year-old david rich hang of
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gaithersburg. the young girl was found in her own basement with multiple stab wounds. 9news has found records indicating there may have been trouble within the family. court documents show hang had a divorce proceeding with the 11-year-old's mother about a year ago. >> i have never seen him so i don't know. but that is the sorts of things i think families are often involved. what a same. >> reporter: it is unclear where or how hang was arrested. meanwhile, the family home turned murder scene now sits dark, empty and locked. the neighbors who remember the 11-year-old are still rattled months after it all happened. >> still a stunning thing that happened down the street. another sad case about violence against children. police believe they have found rhett mains of a missing 11-year-old boy whose mother was found murder in germantown. yesterday morning

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